Saturday, January 17, 2009

This is Mary Elizabeth Newman
born in 1883 and died in 1961.

She married Robert D. Mangum in 1904
and was the mother of Robert D. Mangum, Jr.
& Elmo Oliver Mangum, who was born in 1905
in Poteet and died in 1978.


Barbara Morris Westbrook said...

Great picture. What a beautiful dress!
Thanks for posting it. bw

Elaine said...

Her father was Andrew Rabb Newman, son of Joseph Newman and Rachel Rabb Newman, who were among Stephen F. Austin's first 300colonists to come to Texas and receive a land grant. Andrew moved to Rossville in the 1880s, reportedly to avoid the Taylor-Sutton Feud. This picture was handed down to me from my grandmother, Addie Newman Hearn, who was Andrew Rabb Newman's granddaughter. ~Elaine Adams

Barbara Morris Westbrook said...

Amazing history. Thanks for sharing it.